eBayee! Oct 2011


In this photo, I brought two rare Alien Conquest (30141) and Creator (30024) from eBay. This is just a small collection and planning to get the ADU forces some upgrade next week.

As for this, well, these are the Transformers Micromaster weapon parts. It’s going to get expensive soon due to the economy so better grab it first before he price jumps higher.

I decided to spend some time updating my blogger pages. It will be much easier to find my latest toys review and Gunpla work listing. I thought long about having images to do the job. Somehow things weren’t going too good for me recently so better off doing it simple.

Anyway, I had done some major update to the reviews, reorganizing and updated the E-Shop database which going to include Lego 3rd party makers too soon.

Fansproject: CA-05 Backfiery Review


The final Fansproject Causality 2011 series, Backfiery has finally joined up with his brothers. First question that mostly going to bother the buyers and collectors. Is there any problem with the toy? Well, it’s not worse than the previous Stormbomb. But this time comes with no back screw! LOL!

Busy Thor


What a busy week after the lightning strike last few days ago. I have been working late dealing lots of problem with the computer hardware in my company even rushing my monthly maintenance services. So I got no time to write review for the Fansproject Backfiery which I got last week.

I’m not sure tomorrow planning working on a new Gunpla. Kinda feeling lazy and wanted to take some nap before writing new posts. But I do have to say the current hobby event displaying new Gunpla doesn’t seem to attract me much especially the Gundam Endless Walt and Age lines up.

It doesn’t mean I won’t buy them because I really in need of display shelves in my room which I previously unsuccessful getting one after pissed off by the sales lady at Court furniture KB. I probably am going to start looking for one soon and best to wait for more new upcoming HGUC release which I really hope see more HGUC Unicorn line up.

Well, I do ask you not to overlook on the 3rd party toy these days. During the Victoria’s Ultimate Hobby and Toy fair showcase many great upcoming released soon and next year. I am stunned by the prototype and the upgrades for the Transformers display over there, for one like Maketoy. Though I do have to say it’s not going to be cheap. It is going to be a great collection sooner. In case you missed the event, check out here for more.

RGM79C GM Type C Wagtail “Demonstration Unit”


FINALLY DONE!!! Phew~! Quite a challenging upgrades kit to mess with. Without my sample backup, I won’t be able to learn and experiment better way to build it. Wagtail is really a gorgeous upgrade kit and many ways to mix into crazy GM variations type.

You guys already have seen many EFSF demonstration work in the internet and hobby magazine. I decided to go a bit different. The description does say AE next generation plan were rejected. This hit my mind turning into more prototype alike since I unsuccessful pulling off the shoulder beam sword modification.

My Wagtail doesn’t really look changes not by much. But thanks to Kotobukiya making a great support option parts, helps changing into shoulder thruster styling. The shield retain original with working detachable beam sword. For the lower part, I use back the type C. The overall looks pretty awesome and giving me more idea for the next work.

Worst Scumbags in China Province


You do not need to understand what the guy saying in the video just watch the fucking irresponsible scumbags do to the little girls even the people passing by. This is why I never plan going to China.

Blog Action Day 2011 – Food #BAD11


I am proud to take part in Blog Action Day Oct 16, 2011 www.blogactionday.org

There is so much to say and we all know for sure present is different from the past. With the increasing populations around the world, we might encounter lack of food access in the future. Climate change and nature disasters can cause destructive to the habitats and locals food producers. Even dangerous chemicals were used today to grow fruits and vegetables that can affect serious health problem.

Although I never experience hunger and poverty or conflicts over foods living in Brunei, but focusing healthy lifestyle is priority and choosing right green foods are recommended. So in this year theme, I will write recommendation some important about green foods that have healing power.

Until today, I am struggle adjusting my daily foods menu and pushing myself eating green foods. I am too much in love on fast foods and fried meats every year like any teenagers nowadays. Well, human are good at eating anything and many don’t for certain type of foods. For instance, vegetable is never my love dishes and ended up depending on vitamin tablets. Things eventually change when I reach to adult age category.

Vegetable are not personal favorites of choice because they taste bad. Until today, I am trying force eating them. It doesn’t seem helping, for some reason my stomach rejects especially like the carrot. Luckily I can handle broccoli without problem including some (I don’t know its name). Too bad I am not good at eating carrots (Source) because it can fight against various cancers like lung, skin and oral cavity cancers. So far I discover drinking them in soup does cure my eating habit. According to the studies, daily intake is recommended.

As for broccoli (Source), it is well known for most powerful weapons that can prevent cancer and helps the building of bones with rich source of all sorts of vitamins (E, A, C, K, B6). If you are not good at eating it, better change your mind now.

Yeah, I know it’s not enough if I just eat few vegetables. To keep myself more balance, I take fruits daily as much possible. Usually I take apple every day after lunch at work to keep away from doctors. Sometimes banana (Source) after back from work but it makes me fart a lot and make my stomach funny going to toilet every day. You can’t deny banana has natural remedy that can prevent number of illness.

Kiwi fruit is one of my favorite, it’s not cheap but delicious and best known suppliers good vitamin C and K. Not only that, it can prevents Asthma, wheezing and coughing, especially in children. Also protects our DNA from mutations and a healthy amount of antioxidants and vitamins. Even helps prevent colon cancer thanks to high fiber content in it. Do note that Kiwi fruit does produce allergic side effect for some people. If you are unsure it’s alright to give your kids or yourself, just visit this website for more information.

The rest are seedless grapes (I hate seeds). Lemon and soak it in drinking water since it gives nice vitamin C as well. Coconut (Source) is also recommended and hard to find fresh one in Brunei. If you can find one, drink the water every once a week. Many peoples don’t know that it can help you cleanses and stomach digestion especially hangover folks. I remember having bad fevers, vomiting and blast my feces in the toilets nonstop for two days so badly the hospital medicine couldn’t stop it. After drinking the coconut water, it actually stops the problem. Still not convince? Visit this source for better reason why you should drink it.

Alright, it’s time to end here. I hope my green foods advice might help and continue keeping your lifestyle healthy. I know many more everyday green foods recommend suggestion. But eating fruits and vegetables does have hidden dangers in many common foods. Check out this Source to find out more why.

Let’s don’t forget there are people suffering from hungers and don’t have such opportunity to eat green foods. Do spend some time visiting this website for update on foods and donations here, here and here.

RGM79C Wagtail ‘EFSF Demonstration Type’ W.I.P


The sanding and panel lining were done yesterday. Only few more parts left to go before spraying prime this week. I am right to have a straight built GM Wagtail sample (photo above) for backup. It really does help me a lot on learning during the work progress and assembling. Yeah, I busted few parts again for experiment because the beam swords storage is the most challenging to work on.

Investing a Dream Home for Fresh Graduate?


The article really posed a funny question and yet interesting talk about better investment plan from the folks at Primeland Estate can offer. I am haunted without home and even impossible to invest a house 9 years now. So how the fresh graduate capable of doing that? Not unless they are from rich family or had huge saving and middle working class with 3-4k salary per month.

The article didn’t really describe much how this plan going to work. Maybe attending the exhibition could help you more understanding their plans. I didn’t, but instead went to HSBC bank to look for the home loan specialists on Thursday for advice on investing a home by taking a day off. It was worth it and able to learned better including avoiding future risks. He says, don’t be fool by the bank brochure that thinking getting home loan are easy like cars.

First he asked me how much deposit money I can manage to work out together with my family. Is my saving in the bank are enough to cover. This is very important planning steps and require large amount of money be ready to cover the costs during work processing. Yes, you are not even yet in the investment phase. If this is your emergency use funds, you also needed to think twice hard and careful on the spending.

During the processing, you are requiring depositing at least $5k into the bank depending on the house developing price you planning to buy. After that, you need pay the home insurance around $1.5K depending on your current ages and how many persons involve in the investments. Then you need to ready at least $4k for approval stuffs and letters from law. Total amount require for stand by at least $9K ready.

Secondly, they require your monthly salary details and any current loan. For average working class like me, forget about new car loan and let say my mom has good income who is working. Still, it’s not even possible to finance monthly and after the deduction I only have $50 dollar LEFT per month or a little more including adding my sister into the investment. Both of us are not going to survive that in one week.

There are ways to reduce that strain is to put down 70k-100k deposit. That way, the monthly loan will be lower. Another way which suggest by many investment expert is too rented out the apartment or houses to people cover the monthly loan for you. Saying is easy, but in reality, the problem here is I don’t even have that kind of money, not even today able to save $500 into the bank saving yearly. Even if I choose not to buy toys, travels and stop spending. You are going to make your life miserable and stupid.

Again, not yet finish. Once your bank loan is approved, the developer or sales will provide documents and for the signing. However, there is one page you need to take note called progressive payment. Here is one of the documents I got from the developer as per your info and example how it might looks like below.

The payment is schedule as per the work progress in the following order: -

  • 1st progress payment - 10% Signing of Sale and Purchase Agreement and Lease Agreement
  • 2nd progress payment - 10% Completed footings and stumps, ground floor columns & beams, ground floor slabs, electrical conduit, drainage piping systems
  • 3rd progress payment - 15% Completed first floor columns & beams, electrical conduit, drainage piping systems
  • 4th progress payment - 15% Completed roof covering roof beams and trusses
  • 5th progress payment - 15% Completed finishing on brick walls, windows and doors frame
  • 6th progress payment - 10% Completed finishing on ceiling filling, doors and windows
  • 7th progress payment - 10% Completed finishing on ceiling filling, doors and windows
  • 8th progress payment - 10% Completed clearing of site, removal of all unnecessary materials, site inspection by relevant parties
  • 9th progress payment - 5% Collection of Occupational Permit and keys of house

What do these means? It means you are going to pay every progress when the developers completing each phases during the construction. Since you are applying home loan from the banks, don’t think you are getting 100% of these loan. Yes, you heard that right, the bank only will provide 80% and the 20% left is you to cover it, not them. Let say if I buy a semi-detach house cost BND$198,000. I have to pay BND$39,600 (20%) for the first and second progress payment with my own pocket money. Oh and don’t forget you paying the monthly loan as well.

Many people didn’t realize of such issue which is why from the beginning you needed ready at least $70-100k in your pocket. So this pose a big question how the fuck the fresh graduates are possible to invest a home if they are average working class with 1K+ salary? Yes, you can work this out with your sibling. Shit could happen either out of jobs, died on accidents or couldn’t afford the loans.

Are there any 70-90k apartments and semidetached house in Brunei? No there isn’t any selling at that kind of price and only the National housing have that, of course subsidies by His Majesty and never let PR to apply.

This is why I find the news article stupid and funny. Okay, maybe the investment plan only mostly works for the middle working class and rich people. By the time I saved up that kind of money, I am already long dead before owning a house or apartment in Brunei. If you are studying in overseas and completed University diploma, stay and start a good challenge life there especially if you are PR. I see fresh graduate comes in and out of Brunei because many of them know it’s impossible to invest something when the pay is so low and that’s reality that the standard of living here is also slowly rising.

Ultimate AT Pest Repeller (Pest-Shop 3000AT)


Never thought I would go and buy this kind of stuffs. It does making me no choice to try it when the pests always come to my room. Especially the lizards are most annoying among them making noises and shit around my window. Not to mention hey they smell bad when it die.

The lizards spray only works well for at least two to three days. After that they came back into my window again. They don’t die easily from the normal sprays and continue lay shit into my new car. I hated them so much without knowing how to deal with them anymore.

With technology continuing improving everything everyday, probably something or someone might work on some thingy could kill the pests. I discover the Pest–Shop product showcase at Soon Lee in Mumong. It was supply by Olee from Singapore so I did some research which is best for my room and inquiry how to warranty (in case any problem or faulty) issue before purchasing one.

I choose the Ultimate AT Pest Repeller (Pest-Shop 3000AT) device which cost BND$59.90 and comes with one year warranty. No one really knows how special and effective going to works on those pests. But I decided to give it a try myself no matter if it’s misleading. You got to test to see if it really works. According to the instruction, I have to wait for 10-14 days to see the results. I will update the post and let you guys know if it does really works.

Gundam TR-1 Advance Hazel II Sniper Custom


Ha! My first Advance of Zeta Gunpla! The result of mix and match Hazel II Sniper Custom unit does make him so heavy type. It just too bad I don’t own any Dengeki Hrududu parts. Otherwise it going to look good compare to the current. I did find a site selling the parts in resin version. The price wasn’t pretty bright and best to forget it.

Blog Action Day 2011–Food


The new theme has announced by BAD2011. The theme is food and should be easy for bloggers who likes to participate and spread across the world. I’m not a good writer but will participate no matter my grammars suck. It’s a global blog event so don’t miss it! The starting date for the posting is on October 16. Before that, remember to register and tag #BAD11 once you post in your blog on that day.

Some topics suggestions for your Blog Action Day post (from BAD2011).

  •   My favorite food
  •   The famine in East Africa
  • To be organic or not to be, that is the question.
  • Hunger and poverty.
  • Best and worst food memory
  • Slow Food, Fast Food: What does it actually mean
  • Malnutrition
  • Conflict over Food: Will new wars be about arable land?
  • Is your hamburger hurting the environment?
    It takes 24 liters of water to produce one hamburger. That means it would take over 19.9 billion liters of water to make just one hamburger for every person in Europe.
  • Vegan, Vegetarian, Meat eater – Which one are you and why?
  • Trading in the future of food. What is the impact of food speculation?
  • Will we be able to feed 9 billion people in 2050?
  • How does Fair Trade food help farmers and communities get out of poverty?
  • Freeganism  – eating the things others throw away.
  • The scandal of food waste.
  • What is the best way to farm food?
  • Growing your own – the joys and heartache of growing what you eat?
  • Too much or too little taking food to extremes.
  • Strangest thing you have ever eaten.
  • What food means to your culture.

#About

Blog Action Day is an annual event that unites the world’s bloggers in posting about the same issue on the same day. Our aim is to raise awareness and trigger a global discussion around an important issue that impacts us all.

 

For 2011, our Blog Action Day coincides with World Food Day, so our topic of discussion for this year will  be food.  Take the first step now and sign-up your blog to Blog Action Day and then look at our suggested topics for some food flavoured inspiration to discuss.